Christopher Graham: the Information Commissioner

Progress around data protection and Freedom of Information outlined in ICO’s Annual Report

In launching the Annual Report of the Information Commissioner’s Office, Christopher Graham – the Information Commissioner – has spoken of a year that marks the progress of data protection and Freedom of Information, in turn pointing towards the strengthening of...
Posted On 06 Jul 2015

“ICO needs greater powers to deal with true scale of data breaches” warns ViaSat

Breaches of the Data Protection Act reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are only a tiny fraction of the true number of such incidents happening across the UK. That’s according to a series of Freedom of Information requests from security and...
Posted On 05 Jun 2015
Christopher Graham: the Information Commissioner

Information Commissioner calls for “more practical approach” towards data protection regulation

The Information Commissioner has called for “a more practical approach” to data protection regulation, insisting that regulators must not find themselves left behind as technology changes how personal information is used. Christopher Graham was speaking as he hosted...
Posted On 22 May 2015
Cyber security insurance is becoming a major issue for the corporates

KPMG Survey: “Senior security professionals ‘don’t trust’ cyber insurance products”

New insurance products launched to protect businesses from suffering the losses caused by cyber attacks have apparently been met with great scepticism. A KPMG survey of senior information security professionals, whose organisations are members of KPMG’s International Information...
Posted On 05 May 2015
Privacy and security regulatory activity are now at a record high

“Privacy and security regulatory activity at record high” finds PwC Enforcement Tracker

The enforcement activities of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have increased over the past three years, with a marked shift away from headline grabbing financial penalties in favour of more subtle and sophisticated enforcement tools. According to PwC’s new Privacy and...
Posted On 10 Mar 2015
Google has been under the watchful eye of the Information Commissioner's Office

Google set to change privacy policy in wake of ICO investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has required Google to sign a formal undertaking that will improve the information it provides to individuals about how it collects personal data in the UK after concerns were raised around changes to the company’s privacy policy....
Posted On 02 Feb 2015
The Information Commissioner’s Office upholds information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals

ICO report helps Victims Services Alliance organisations meet data protection challenge

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published a new report highlighting how organisations attached to the Victims Services Alliance are looking after individuals’ information in compliance with the Data Protection Act. The Victims Services Alliance (VSA) is a...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015
Justice Minister Simon Hughes

400,000 requests made under Freedom of Information Act since 1 January 2005

On the 10th Anniversary of the Freedom of Information Act, Justice Minister Simon Hughes has hailed the legislation as ‘a triumph for transparency’ while also revealing that more than 400,000 information requests have been made since 1 January 2005. The volume of requests made to...
Posted On 06 Jan 2015